Children's Programs

Hunt for a lion, act like a monkey, and help tell stories about animals all around the world.

Fun for all ages.

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Summer Reading: How It Works!

  • Register anytime between June 12 & July 29

  • Register at the Library or Online (coming June 12!)

  • Keep track of the books or minutes you read this summer. 
    Books read to you or audiobooks count, too!

  • Turn in your Reading Log by August 28. Come to the library for certificate and prizes. Thanks, Bear Pond Books, for the books!

Live Outdoor Events
on Library Lawn

Tails and Tales™ Registration Party

Saturday 

June 12 

11:00 am -

1:30 pm

Make a silly hat, color our giant mural, register for Summer Reading. Bring a donation of pet supplies for the Humane Society collection box.
Thanks to Manghi’s Bakery for goodies!

Crafty Crafting with Sarah

Wednesday

June 16

10:30 am

It’s National Sea Turtle Day!

Make a turtle from entirely recycled materials.

Recommended for ages 5+.

Tales from the Wild Side with Miss Meliss

Wednesday

June 23

10:30 am

Hunt for a lion, act like a monkey, and help tell stories about animals all around the world.

Fun for all ages.

What Does That Wagging Tail Really Say?

Saturday

June 26

1:00 pm

A young deaf dog shows how to safely meet strange dogs and how to talk to him so he will understand! Lots of great safety tips. Sponsored by the Central Vermont Humane Society.

Recommended for ages 5+.

 

Bring a donation of pet supplies for the Humane Society shelter!

Wildlife Tales

Wednesday

July 7

3:00 pm

Mr. Mike tells stories about the animals that live in Vermont, and then you’ll meet some of them. Presented by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.

Recommended for ages 5+.

Dog Agility Workshop

Wednesday

July 14

10:30 am

Are you as fast as a dog? Smart as a dog? Watch a competitive cattle dog run an agility course, then you get to try it.

Recommended for ages 5+.

Linda Urban Reading & Workshop

Wednesday

July 21

1:00 pm

Calling young writers! Beloved children’s author Linda Urban reads from her latest book, Almost There and Almost Not. Flex your writing muscles as she leads you in a special letter writing activity.

Materials provided.

For middle grade kids.

Performance by Youth Opera Workshop

Saturday

August 7

12:30 pm

Get swept away to a magical land and laugh at the mishaps of young lovers with selections from The Pirates of Penzance and The Marriage of Figaro.

Totally Tie Dye!

Wednesday

August 11

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

It wouldn't be summer without a tie dye party!

Bring your own white t-shirt or bandanna. Items must be cotton and washed. Come dressed to get messy!

Recommended for ages 6+.

Tail End of Summer Party

Saturday, August 21  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shakespeare Camp Performance of Much Ado About Nothing 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Color our giant mural, braid a silly tail, blow a gazillion bubbles, eat a picnic lunch on the lawn.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Night Kitchen Rock’n’Roll Sing-a-long 

Enjoy this Summer Reading tradition with local band Night Kitchen for kid-friendly rock’n’roll! Fun for the whole family.

StoryWalks


The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT,

and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Middlesex

Camp Meade

Community Center 

June 22 – July 1

Sheep Take a Hike

by Nancy Shaw

Montpelier

Hubbard Park

Fitness Trail

July 9 – July 22

Stella, Fairy of the Forest

by Marie-Louise Gay

Montpelier

Bike Path by

Old Country Club Road

July 27 – August 5

Over in a River

by Marianne Berkes

Middlesex

Camp Meade

Community Center 

August 10 – August 19

We Went Looking

by Aileen Fisher

Traveling Tales


Join Miss Meliss for storytimes in our member towns again this year, and try these other fun activities while you're in the area. Everyone is welcome at our programs and every kid gets a baby creemee coupon!

Thanks, Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.

Middlesex: Camp Meade

Tuesday

June 29

11:00 am

(Rain date 7/1)

  • Kid’s Yoga at 10:00 am

  • Read the StoryWalk, Sheep Take a Hike

  • Yummy baked goods at Red Hen Bakery

Berlin: First Congregational Church

Tuesday

July 13

10:30 am

(Rain date 7/15)

  • Walk around Berlin Pond

Worcester: Town Hall

Wednesday

July 21

10:30 am

(Rain date 7/28)

  • Swim, paddle, play Frisbee golf at Wrightsville Reservoir (fees)

East Montpelier: Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

Tuesday

July 27

10:30 am

(Rain or shine!)

  • Visit the goats, walk the sugar bush trail, see how maple syrup is made

  • Creemees!

Adamant: The Co-op

Tuesday

August 3

10:30 am

(Rain date 8/5)

  • Picnic on the Music School grounds

  • Penny candy and ice cream treats at the Co-op

Calais: Maple Corner Store

Tuesday

August 10

10:30 am

(Rain date 8/12)

  • Go swimming in Curtis Pond

  • Cold juices & snacks at the store

Friday Family Movie Nights


All movies start at 8:30 pm

Shown on the School Street lawn

Bring your own blankets   |   No lawn chairs please

Spiderman:

Into the Spiderverse

July 23

Chicken

Run

July 30

My Neighbor

Totoro

August 6

The Addams

Family

August 13

Programs for Older Kids & Teens

Shakespeare Camp


Email nwestbom@kellogghubbard.org for more info

about both sessions of Shakespeare Camp

 Shakespeare Camp # 1

Macbeth

Be part of a movie

June 21 - June 25

 

Shakespeare Camp #2 

Much Ado About Nothing

Live rehearsals and a performance at the library

August 16 - August 21

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